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Our Kit

Our kit is available to be hired by our Factory Members. It is also used by our projects and commissions service.

We use a system called Fabman to book kit which each member can use to take control of their account in their own time. You are given access to a free Fabman account when you register as a member. We have a minimum kit hire length of 30 minutes after which you can increase this in 15 minute increments.

The costs listed below are for machine hire by the hour.

Members must be inducted on kit to use it. All machine inductions cost £20.

Laser Cutting

The Factory has two laser cutters available for hire:

Epilog Fusion M2 – 60Watt

Cuts from a digital design using a laser beam. 

  • Materials to cut include: Ply, Acrylic, Fabric, Rubber stamps, Cardboard, etc 
  • Bed Size: 812mm x 508mm 
  • Hire Cost: £24 per hour

Trotec – Speedy 400,  120W CO2

  • Cuts from a digital design using a laser beam. 
  • Camera function
  • Materials to cut include: Ply, Acrylic, Fabric, Rubber stamps, Cardboard, etc 
  • Maximum cutting area: 1004 x 610 mm (39.5″ x 24″), Maximum material thickness: 15 mm                              (Above 6mm thickness requires change of lens by technician)
  • Hire Cost: £32 per hour
Digital Embroidery Machine:

Brother Innov-is V3

  • Embroiders fabric from a digital design. Single Thread machine.
  • Embroidery hoop sizes (L): H 300mm x 130mm, (M): H 180mm x 130mm, (S): H 100mm x W 100mm, (XS): 60mm x W 20mm 
  • Hire cost: £8 per hour, including threads
Vinyl Cutter

Roland DG CAMM-1 GS-24

  • Used to cut vinyl stickers or heat press designs for applying to fabric
  • Cuts using a small blade.  
  • Cutting sizes: Width: 50 – 700mm, Length: 25000 mm  
  • Hire cost: £5 per hour
3D Printer

Ultimaker 2+

  • Prints 3D objects from digital models in layers 
  • Good for creating small to medium sized objects or prototypes
  • Build volume: up to 220 x 220 x 300 mm
  • Can print with PLA, ABS filament 
  • Hire cost: £5 per hour (includes filament)
Fabric Heat Press

Xpres Adkins – Swing Heat Press

  • Used for fabric transfer dyes, applying flock, heat press vinyl, etc to fabric 
  • Bed size:  38.1cm x 50.8cm 
  • Hire cost: £10 per hour
Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
Bristol
BS4 1NL
+44 (0) 117 903 0444
enquiries@kwmc.org.uk

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